Gers starlet continues outstanding form with B team brace as Michael Beale watches on
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Rangers starlet Chris McKee nets brace as B team defeat Brechin City

Chris McKee continued his outstanding form with another brace as the Rangers B team defeated Brechin City 3-1 on Tuesday night at Auchenhowie.

McKee has been the standout performer at this level so far this season and he already held a comfortable lead atop the goalscoring charts ahead of this fixture.

Northern Ireland youth international Chris McKee (9) starred for Rangers B against Brechin City. (Photo by Cees van Hoogdalem/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Yet, it seems he’s hungry to build on his excellent start to the campaign and he produced the goods once more here against senior opposition.


The 18-year-old forward gave his side the lead in the 20th minute with a deflected shot from the corner of the area, before he turned provider just a minute later, as Dapo Mebude tapped in his cross from close-range.

Just prior to the interval, McKee put the Gers 3-0 up, curling in a fine effort from the edge of the box after being picked out by Mebude.

Nathan Young-Coombes struck the upright early in the second half before Brechin pulled one back from a free-kick with less than 15 minutes remaining.

The result was never in doubt, though, and coach, Brian Gilmour praised his players after the game.

“I was pleased with the first-half performance in particular in terms of the things we were asking for both with and without the ball,” he said, as quoted by

“I thought we approached the game well in the first half. There was some good stuff in there and we got some good goals and some good finishes so we are pleased overall with the performance.”

It was an encouraging win for a young side against League Two opposition and another impressive individual display from McKee.

This was a good game to perform in, too, with first-team coach Michael Beale watching on.

The teenager has scored eight B team goals already this season and he now heads off on youth international duty with Northern Ireland.

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